‘Bullied’ student sends 25 peers to hospital by dripping glue in their water bottles
Twenty-five students have been hospitalized in the western Turkish province of Bursa after one of their peers dripped glue into their water bottles out of revenge for bullying.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported Feb. 20 that the incident happened in a primary school in the Yıldırım district.
A nine-year-old student, identified only as Z.A., entered the classroom when everyone was outside for a physical education class.
The third grader then dripped glue into the bottles of his classmates, whom he accused of bullying him.
Some 25 students, who felt ill after coming back to the classroom and drinking the water, were sent to the Bursa Training and Research Hospital.
Dr. Efrail Atıcı told the agency that all students are fine and expected to be discharged from the hospital on Feb. 20.
It was not immediately clear whether the school launched a disciplinary process against the student.